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Lois J. Sunde July 12, 1927 – May 18, 2017

May 21, 2017

Funeral services for Lois J. Sunde, 89, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 22, 2017, at Estherville Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Tim Johnson officiating. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery, Estherville. She passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Sunday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

Lois (Natterstad) Sunde, the daughter of Ollie and Alice (Lock) Natterstad, was born July 12, 1927, in Estherville.

She received her education in the Gruver schools, graduating from Gruver High School.

On Sept.19, 1948, Lois was united in marriage to Archie Sunde at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church south of Gruver. The couple made their home in the rural Estherville area where they raised their family and farmed. In her leisure time, Lois enjoyed following local sporting events. Lois and Archie were chosen ELC fans of the year from 2001 – 2002. Archie died in 2009.

She was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church, Church Circles and Estherville VFW Auxiliary.

Grateful for having shared Lois’ life are her three children, Linda Rorvik and her husband, Lyle of Wausa, Neb.; Phyllis Jones and her husband, Jack of Milford; Dick Sunde and his wife, Jackie of Grimes; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and sister, Doris Christensen of Estherville.

Preceding Lois in death were her parents; husband; sister, Joyce (Jack) Weaver; brother, John (Martha) Natterstad and brother-in-law, Norman Christensen.